MaryEllen Spear (nee Maloney)

Died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, February 24th 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong Southsider, graduate of Visitation High School and member of Saint Sabina, Our Lady of Knock and finally Incarnation Parishes. Her example of unconditional love is her legacy to all she leaves behind.   Beloved wife of the late James W. Spear. Loving mother of Sheila (Ron) Rathsam, Maureen (Tom) McCluskey, James (Debbie), Timothy (Sandra), Dennis (June) Spear and the late; Baby Michael & Baby Joseph. Proud grandmother of Thomas (Beth), Kevin (Melissa), MaryKay (James), Shannon (George), Timothy (Nicole), Juliana (Kyle), Timothy (Elizabeth), Michael (Madeline), Katherine, Ryan and Connor & adoring great grandmother of 14. Dear sister of Kathleen (Gerald), late Thomas (late Shirley), late Frances (late Thomas), late Rita (Michael) & late Joan (late John). Kind aunt of many nieces & nephews.   Visitation Monday, February 28th from 4 until 8 p.m.   Funeral prayers Tuesday, March 1st, 10:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Incarnation Church, Mass 11:00 a.m.   Interment Saint Mary Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707 would be appreciated.

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Jo Ann Cherogan

Funeral Service and interment will be private.

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  • Joan gannon (Tuesday, March 01 22 03:23 pm EST)

    JoAnn I know you are with Danny now. Love and missed you
    Joan gannon

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Angelina M. Rumoro-Ilaiwi

Loving mother of Christopher & Hannah. Cherished daughter of John & Sandy (nee Heinen) Rumoro Jr. Adoring sister of the late John “Butch” Rumoro III. Dear niece, cousin & friend of many. Avid Chicago Cubs Fan. Visitation Friday, February 25th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. **All relatives and friends who attend are asked to dress casual.** Chapel service Saturday, February 26th, 11:00 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Interment will be private.

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  • Bob Riesbeck (Friday, February 25 22 01:01 pm EST)

    Our grandson Richie who has Angelman always remembers the kindness that Angie showed him and his papa as they sat watching fireworks out front of her home .She bought out cupcakes to them he was so excited and every time we pass the house he remembers her kindness. Angie’s act touch his heart and ours forever. We are so sorry for your lost.

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Rose T. Pelech (nee Obrokta), age 98.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Pelech. Loving mother of James (Gwen), Ken & Mark Pelech. Cherished grandmother of Steven (Laura), Neil & Christopher. Devoted daughter of the late; John & Anna (nee Budinsky) Obrokta.   Visitation Tuesday, February 22nd from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.   Chapel prayers Wednesday, February 23rd, 9:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.   Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice in Rose’s name would be appreciated.

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  • Melinda Rivera-Dankert (Sunday, February 20 22 11:27 pm EST)

    Ken sorry.for your loss. My family and I send our condolences to you and your family.
    May you find comfort during this time.
    Melinda Rivera and family

  • Brother Thomas Glaser (Monday, February 21 22 03:23 pm EST)

    Hello Jim, Ken and Mark,
    Rose was such a kind and understanding friend to my mother
    Joanne. I will never forget all the thoughtful things she did for her and others.
    A mass was said for her on February 21 in my community chapel.
    Blessings !!!
    Brother Tom Glaser (Juniper)

  • Mark H Pelech (Monday, February 21 22 04:29 pm EST)

    Thank you Brother Juniper. Mom truly enjoyed your mother's company. The mass was very thoughtful of you and appreciated.

  • Sandy Bein (Monday, February 21 22 07:44 pm EST)

    Mark and Family: my deepest sympathies... my thoughts are with you.. hugs, Sandy

  • Kim Kuffell (Monday, February 21 22 11:27 pm EST)

    Jim Ken and Mark - sending our condolences. Know our arms are wrapped around during this difficult time.

  • Darlene Jones (Tuesday, February 22 22 10:38 am EST)

    My deepest condolences.

  • Valerie Wise Burrell (Tuesday, February 22 22 11:52 am EST)

    Mark,
    I continue to keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Yvette Anderson (Wednesday, February 23 22 07:28 pm EST)

    Ken and family,

    I’m saddened to hear of your loss. Your mother was such a beautiful woman and was so full of love for others. May she rest in peace.

    I wish peace and comfort to you and your family.

  • Deborah Bargiel-Callahan (Thursday, February 24 22 09:32 pm EST)

    I just learned of Rose’s passing! My condolences. I would have liked to pay my respects at her wake. Rose always had a kind word and always very sweet in her ways. I am sure she is looking down from heaven right now with a smile on her face and in her heart! ❤️

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Joseph C. Granata Jr. 

Born in Chicago on March 30, 1951 to the late Joseph Granata Sr and Dorothy (nee Daly). He went home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2022.  Joseph served in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1973. He retired from the phone company after 33 years with perfect attendance. He is survived by his loving wife Linda (nee Koester), along with his two daughters; Lauren Granata and Gina (Daniel) Loulousis. Beloved Papa of Evan and Theo Loulousis.  He is also survived by his sisters Mary Lou Flores, Carole (Denny) King, and Frannie Jones-Granata. He will also be missed by his many sisters-in-laws, brother-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, February 22nd from 10 a.m. until time of chapel service 2 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for burial.

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  • Pat Carey Bergelin (Wednesday, March 09 22 06:31 pm EST)

    Condolences to the family..
    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing..
    I graduated grade school SHF with him…
    Did not know he worked at phone company..I also retired from there with 30 years service..we may have crossed paths…
    May great memories bring the family comfort…

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Loretta Ruth Gramzinski (nee Gilmore)

Funeral services and interment will be private.

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  • Maura M. Murphy (Wednesday, March 02 22 09:14 pm EST)

    To Al and the Children: WE were so saddened to hear of Lorrie's passing.I had just spoken to her days before Valentine's Day. May you be comforted in knowing that she is now at Peace. Clare and Maura

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Shirley Spizzirri (nee Kaufman) 

Of Worth, IL passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on February 13,2022. Born in Chicago, IL on February 13th,1931.Loving wife to the late James Spizzirri.   Daughter of Marcella and Abraham Kaufman. Sister of Nancy Cruz(Raymond) and the late Barbara Kentz(Robert), Carol Long(Larry), Kenneth Kaufman, and Donald Kaufman(Barbara).    Loving mother of Eugene Klotzke(Marcy), Carol Sanchez(Robert), Donald Klotzke(Jan), the late Nancy Colletti(Steven), and Tammy Korpal(Richard).   Devoted Grandmother to Shawn, Jameson, Kori, Brooke, Lea Rose, Rebecca, Robert, Samson, Jeanna, Anthony, Kory, Joseph, Joshua, James, Jennifer, Steven, Jessica, Barry, Jason, Jonathan, and Sarah Jane.   Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother of thousands.   Shirley loved to dance and also loved Elvis and The Rat Pack. She was a spitfire for sure and loved to joke around, but most of all she loved to play bingo and spend time with her family.   She will be loved and missed by many.   Visitation Friday, February 18th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.   Chapel service Saturday, February 19th, 10 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment Evergreen Cemetery pending date and time.

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  • Debbie Kaufman (Thursday, February 17 22 12:51 pm EST)

    I love you Aunt Shirley. Give my Dad a hug in heaven for me.
    See you when it's my time.

    Love,
    Debbie Kaufman

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Leon R. Janicki

Family and friends will gather Thursday, March 3rd at St. Damian Church, 5250 155th Street, Oak Forest for a Memorial Visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be private.

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  • Tony Berardi (Tuesday, February 15 22 02:29 pm EST)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Janicki Family
    May Leon rest in peace in the eternal kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ
    The Berardi Family

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ELIZABETH J. “BETTY” GRAF (nee Farrell)

 Devoted member of the Saint Alexander Parish for 30 years.   Beloved wife of the late Ronald F. Graf. Loving mother of Ronald (Beth), Fr. Gary, Daniel (late Kathleen) (Anita), Richard, Gail & Elizabeth (James) Cozzi. Cherished grandmother of 9 & great grandmother of 8.   Visitation Saturday, February 12th from 9:00 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 12:00 p.m.   Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Evelyn M. Savard, nee Hanicits

 age 95, passed away January 23, 2022 .   Beloved wife of 59 years to the late Joseph. Loving mother of Lynne (John M.) Glennon. Cherished grandmother of John Joseph Glennon. Dear sister of the late Lillian (Raymond) Sauer, and the late Anne (Raymond) Robbins Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews.   Family and friends will gather Saturday, February 12th  at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 West 111th Street, Palos Hills for a memorial visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m.   Arrangements were entrusted to the Kerry Funeral Home in Palos Heights.   

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  • Emily Zabrocki (Thursday, January 27 22 05:15 pm EST)

    Evelyn was an avid bridge player and will be missed by her fellow players! My condolences to her family.

  • Lynne Glennon (Saturday, January 29 22 01:18 pm EST)

    Thank you for your kind words. She really enjoyed playing with all of you.

  • Marie et Varujan Aznavour (Tuesday, February 01 22 01:49 pm EST)

    Çok eski ve sevgili arkadasimiz 🙏🏼Ne kadar çok hatiralarimiz oldu , ruhun sad olsun 🥲

  • Barbara Pasquinelli (Tuesday, February 08 22 08:51 pm EST)

    I'm sorry that we're out of town during the time of the service. Joe and Evelyn were good friends and wonderful neighbors in Navajo Hills for many years.

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Daniel E. Pfister

age 90, died on February 6, 2022, due to heart failure.  He was the son of the late Lester and Helen (nee Vogel) Pfister, brother of Jerome Pfister, Delores Cassidy, Rosemary Cox and the late Walter Pfister and Josephine Pfister. He grew up on the Pfister family farm in El Paso, IL where he farmed with his father and siblings at the Pfister Hybrid Corn Company. He attended high school at Saint Bede Academy in Peru, IL then college at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA and Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI where he played on the tennis team and earned a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating, he served with honor in the United States Army during the Korean War. Dan met the love of his life, Joan (Joanie Baby) nee Neuman while in college at St. Ambrose. They married in 1953 and had a joyful, fulfilling 60 year life together. He worked at Pfister Hybrid Corn Company for 40 years as a sales manager and president. He loved sailing his “Joanie Who” and “Sassy Roller” at his Door County summer home. He was extremely supportive of his daughters and grandsons, proud of their achievements and cherished every moment spent together. He attended Mass daily and had a warm, compassionate heart and always had a kind word to say. We will miss his beautiful smile and soft, gentle voice that especially loved to sing the words to the song “Mrs. Robinson,” — Heaven holds a place for those who pray, hey, hey, hey. Dan was the beloved father of the late Mary Jo, Elizabeth (Jim) Barista, Margaret (Mark) Spilker. He was the adored papa of James Daniel (Thamires), Matthew, Todd (Courtney) and Justin (Rodrigo) and proud great-grandfather of Zoey. He was the dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.   Visitation Wednesday, February 9th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL. Chapel Prayers Thursday, February 10th, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home proceeding to St. Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th St. Palos Heights, IL, Mass 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, www.chicagofoodbank.org would be appreciated.

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  • Fred P Vogel (Tuesday, February 08 22 02:55 pm EST)

    My sympathy to you and all the family. He seemed cheerful in his Christmas card to me and saying that Jerry was 96 and still ticking! (We ran around together to many places)

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Geraldine “Geri” A. Carmona (nee Livermore) 

of Tinley Park, IL passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2022. Born in Chicago, IL on August 13, 1941. She was the beloved wife of her loving husband Joe Carmona.   She is survived by her four loving children: Joseph (Sally) Carmona, Debbie (Bill) Flatley, Lorie (Mike) Carmona & Kenneth Carmona. Geri was the proud grandmother of Donny (Jessyca) Anderson, Danny Carmona, Meghan Flatley, Brittney Flatley, Lexie Carmona, Kayla Carmona, Katrina Carmona, Joey Carmona III, Gina (Adam) & adoring great grandkids.   Geri was born in Chicago and was one of 3 sisters: Peggy (Gerry) Barker & the late Shirley. She was preceded in death by her parents: Herbert & Wanda (nee Pieprzycai) Livermore.   Geri was a homemaker and took pride in a beautiful home where she loved her children unconditionally. People admired Geri for the love and values she brought to her family. Spending time with her grandchildren was the highlight in her days, they kept her going with the love she received in return, she was their #1 fan and a kid at heart.   Geri became a caregiver late in life, taking care of people came easy for her. Geri had her husband Joe be her #1 caregiver as she needed him the last few years of her journey.   Geri enjoyed hanging out with her adult grandkids, sharing a bottle of wine. Her contagious laugh will be missed.   Memorial Visitation Wednesday, February 9th from 10:00 a.m. until time of chapel service 2:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127 the Street, Palos Heights.  

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Amelia Fernando O'Brien, MD

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